doing, he clearly hasn't gotten the memo. >> that seems to be a little of the split. i have detected a little split on this, by the way, inside the administration largely about, you know, maybe they're going to be stuck dealing unilaterally with russia. having this sort of, they'll never call eight cold war, a return to the cold war mindset of sometimes unilateral negotiations with the russians, but essentially, when you are dealing with putin, it's now the necessary evil that there is no other way around it. you know, you do have to wonder in there, some are wondering, gone harmon on my show seemed to hint, hey, had the president gone ahead in syria. >> he would have had more leverage? >> and acting this way. you know, that's an opinion of someone like hers. a leading line on foreign policy on the democratic side of the aisle. so this isn't just republicans saying this. there are democrats in back seat driving the president who believe this, too. >> p.j. in as much as there is a story about president obama, it is also the story about russia and the choices that russia faces.